Fhima's Minneapolis

4.4
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276 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American

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The historic space that has been home to some of the most renowned chefs and restaurants is now Fhimas Minneapolis. French cuisine with a modern American twist and local Minnesota flavors guided by Chef David Fhima with the beverage program under the helm of bar director Sean Jones and the dining room led by Eli Fhima.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Tue–Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Bar
Tue–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am
Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(612) 353-4792
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Fhima
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Private party facilities
We have full service, large and small group, on and off site catering and private event capabilities. Please contact Events on our website. Our clients include Target Center, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota Timberwolves, Lifetime Fitness and others
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Catering
Check our website, www.fhimasmpls.com for information and contact our events department located on our website.
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Cross street
Hennepin
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Parking details
Valet parking on the Hennepin side, City Center Metered parking and public lots also available
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Public transit
Door to door service with Uber/Lyft and all taxi services. Bus services within 1 block, Light rail within 2 blocks
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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PF
Minneapolis
102 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a wonderful blend of mainstay menu items and special Valentine's Day items. Devin, our server, was both energetic and well-informed of the menu items and how Fhima's does things. The cocktails, seasonal and year-round, were both heady and creative. The brussel sprouts were prepared in a manner different than most being not over-cooked but bathed in balsamic. The rabbit stew with homemade gnocchi was by far the best course. Would have had three plates. The Waguyi tenderloin was very good, with the cocoa dust ans chocolate frosting. The boyfriend's steak was both well-marinated and cooked well. The only average part of the meal was the dessert, with the creme brulee being somewhat cold and the "deep into chocolate" dessert being somewhat tame and lacking in sweetness. But a nice meal in a great spot.

B
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David Fhima and his team have once again exceeded our expectations with an absolutely fabulous dining experience! The ambiance of Fhima's Minneapolis is excellent - including a very stylish centrally located bar. The mixologist bartenders have created some wonderful specialty cocktails and the tableside presentation is excellent. Our serving team was friendly and attentive. We felt like old friends welcomed back! David's Moroccan and Sicilian influences have once again come through with a number of original tastes that caused us to clean our plates! I was thrilled that the lamb tagine was once again on the menu - and the flavors were even better than I remembered. Thank you for a memorable evening! We will be back again soon!

PW
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fhima is located in a historically beautiful Art Deco room fit for any special occasion or fine dining experience. I recommend the happy hour specials between 3-6pm for significant value in the small plates which allows sampling of multiple food items. My favorite was a delicious beet salad. Sean was our bartender and the manager for the evening. He obviously enjoys his career and goes the extra length to make a client’s experience memorable. Instead of moving to a table for our dinner, we opted to stay with Sean to enjoy our entrees. I recommend the lamb tagine. And the bread with sweet/honey butter was irresistible! We plan to return soon with friends and family.

EH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant - the staff are exceptional. Chef David Fhima is a Twin Cities treasure and his menu at this restaurant is incredibly unique.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Chef is the best.

DP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already recommended Fhima's to 5 different couples/groups of people! It was a fantastic experience and our server, Jeff, was so knowledgeable and helpful! He really helped make the experience so much fun! Can't wait to go again!

S
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The Host, Eli was fantastic! He treated our party so well! We truly felt special. The food was fantastic. Everything we ordered was perfect. Our actual server however, not good at all. We actually wondered if he left the building at one point. Seriously, if it wasn't for Eli, the experience would have been ruined by the terrible service.

BE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and hospitality. Specialty drinks were very well crafted. For as high-end the menu is I personally wasn’t super impressed with the flavors and seasoning of my food choices, but that’s just my unprofessional opinion. I would suggest to give it a try for good drinks and ambiance for sure.

j
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Their happy hour is outstanding - $7 wines and $5 beers and great bites to eat for cheap. Their dinner menu is a bit pricey although their flavors are pretty spot on. We spent about $50 each for an appetizer, main course, and a cocktail.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

If you are not an adventurous eater, I would suggest you view the menu prior to dining here as it is French and Moroccan cuisine. Some of the dishes are amazing like the Waygu Steak, the Scallop Rissotto, Salmon Tartare. Others, like the lamb tangine and Bone Marrow - I wouldn’t recommend.

KM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Moroccan salmon was excellent, scallops were overdone on one side, slightly raw in the middle, risotto was soupy & unimpressive, Waygu flank steak was ok, not worth the price. Cream puffs were deep fried danish with some cream injected & chocolate drizzle on top - not puff pastry and very little cream. Overall food was not impressive. Cocktails were well done & service was superb!

RM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food ambiance had a wonderful night
Treaty very special by every one

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on January 5, 2020

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CO
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fhima’s is perhaps our favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities. The food is outstanding, and the drinks are amazing. Service and attentive to detail can’t be beat. For the second year in a row we’ve taken our whole family to Fhima’s post Christmas holiday, making it officially our tradition. We highly recommend Fhima’s.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we truly appreciate the time you took out of your day to include so much detail and we look forward to seeing you and your family many times this year!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena comida , lugar muy bonito , te atiende personalmente el dueño , amable y te hace sentir en casa , definitivamente lo recomiendo

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 29, 2019

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PF
Minneapolis
102 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great post-Christmas work lunch spot. Both hassle in getting a reservation. Great lunchboptions, whether the petite salad, short rib or Wagyu burger, and some wonderful classic and unique cocktails. Great to see David Fhima in too and hear how the restaurant is doing.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! Wonderful to have you in!

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D
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very good meal and dining experience with a knowledgeable server. Loved the atmosphere and the cocktails.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 29, 2019

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GD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service with great attention to detail. Warm welcoming relaxing yet refined ambience. Quite delectable food. Would highly recommend.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to add detail! See you soon!

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BD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

For the amount of money it should five out of five, but it just wasn't that impressive - especially for the money.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Moroccan meal we have had outside of Meme in New York. It was a wonderful pre theatre dinner. We will return.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again!

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m
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

2 out of three dishes were great. Service was below expectation for the venue.

MB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Fhima's, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our waiter, Marshall inquired whether we had concert plans for the evening (we did). He did a great job of pacing our meal so that our food was presented in a timely manner and we were able to get to our concert at just the right time.

My hubs and I shared 3 different entrees and each was superb! The scallops with parmesan and saffron risotto, duck confit hash, and short ribs with sweet potato mousse were all tasty and nicely plated and presented. I could have licked the risotto and sweet potato mousse plates! The short ribs were garnished with a tuft of cotton candy-not needed in my opinion. Entrees were small enough to be a smaller plate meal; they were just right to share (2 scallops, 2 short ribs, etc). We finished off with sharing creme brulee which was actually brulee'd at the table. A fun way to end our meal!

We enjoyed a few drinks off of their seasonal menu-hubs had 2 drinks featuring mezcal-the Nib Slip and Smoke in Her Eyes-this was presented table side in a smoke filled decanter. I had the Dead &Lovely-I actually saved this drink to drink with dessert as it is a sweeter drink with heavy cinnamon notes.
Service was prompt and attentive, although it did taper off a bit as the restaurant became busier. Not a deal changer by any means, though. The wait staff seems to function well as a team with most tasks, which is nice to see.
We had a very nice visit to Fhima's. The variations in presentation of drinks and food makes the experience interesting and fun! Pricing was fair for the food and service levels. The attention to the small details was apparent. Well done!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us in such detail! It is truly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you soon!!!

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M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The art deco historical location, the service including host and wait staff, plus the bartenders are the best in the cities. We have had large corporate meetings, and simple small quick lunches there, and all have been supreme in the food and care provided. This is a gem of place and should get more attention.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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M
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great venue and service, food was just okay. Cocktails were amazing.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your insight! Please DM us when you have a moment. We sent a private message with instructions.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and incredible atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was so incredibly slow. Our drinks took 25 minutes to arrive. We had to track down the host to deliver the wine that was ordered 30 minutes previously. The risotto was more of a soup. And the wagyu beef was cold in some spots and cooked in others. Just terrible.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

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TT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Skip your usual dinner out favorites and GO HERE. I took my spouse here for a surprise birthday dinner on a Tuesday evening. I was excited to try Fhima's in it's historic space in downtown Minneapolis. The bar glows so invitingly from the street. Our host, Eli, was delightful and so helpful in making our evening special. The family recipe-bread was well worth ignoring my gluten-allergy for the evening. And, while I am not a big fan of lamb, the lamb tagine was all you'd hope with succulent meat, delicious exotic flavors, and the perfect mix of savory, salty, sweet, melt-in-your mouth delicious, with just the right amount of crunch from almonds. The GSM wine we had from the Cotes-du-Rhone was an ideal complement, and a good value for restaurant bottle pricing. We loved the space, but I wish they could also add some "warmer" lighting to reflect the incredible warmth of their hospitality. The art deco lights are amazing, but gave off a greenish hue close to the tall ceiling. If there were some attention to closer and more direct table lighting, the cozy factor would go way up. All in all, a great evening with great food. I felt like an insider and a friend when we left. And, we will definitely be back!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your attention to detail! We are so happy that you enjoyed the experience the way it was intended; savory, magical and eventful! We look forward to your next visit!

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SF
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Spectacular original art deco space. Great food, great cocktails

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food Good service

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

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m
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great recipes. Recommend small plates to get a broad variety of taste experiences.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you so much for reviewing us! Your details are very much appreciated!

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KP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I dined with a good friend who has been dealing with food allergies for years. I have dined with her before where the restaurant isn't as patient with her as they should be. It's not her choice to deal with these allergies. The Chef at Fhima came to our table twice to check on everything and to double check the allergy information. They were amazing. Service was truly top-notch and pricing is really good. We enjoyed the food too. Definitely check them out. The space is pretty amazing!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you Kelly, it was our pleasure! We appreciate the time you took to write this review and hope to see you soon!

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was not impressive and did not match the space, nor did the lackluster service. The salad was pathetic--large lettuce leaves with a bland tomato vinagrette , and while I appreciated the chef personally apologizing for it and sending out another salad--that was also just bad. Make an interesting salad with different textures and flavors, as these salads were lazy. The flat iron was terrible--overcooked and I felt badly for the animal that gave me this meat. The fries were not crunchy or flavorful. The service made the experience even worse. I left the restaurant hungry and totally disappointed when I just wanted a good meal during a cold night in Minneapolis during a work trip.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

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J
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about menu and drinks. Our night was paced very well. Had great experience here!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fhima's is our go to place when we want to have a memorable experience. The hospitality is beyond 5 stars and quite honestly you walk out feeling as if you should expecct the papparazzi to be taking your picture when you leave. Not only is the service top notch but the quality of the food delivers as well. Even if you are not one to take pictures of your food you will want to when you see the presentation at Fhimas. The art deco ambiance with an touch of city chic will make you want to celebrate everything special.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you and your support so much! Looking forward to the next visit! Happy Holidays!

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SD
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We dined here for our anniversary celebration. The food was excellent but the service was terribly slow. I am not certain why as it seemed they had enough servers. It took 20 minutes to get our appetizers and at least another 35 to get our entrees. We hope this restaurant makes it but definitely need to resolve the service issues.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

We appreciate your review and you thank you for your insights, Please send us a DM (according to the private message sent) when you have a moment. Thank you!

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v
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us!!!

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SU
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in the Twin Cities!!!!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Horrible service, except the guy that got our water. He was on point.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

Please send us a DM according to the private message we sent to you, thank you for your time!

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JM
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

You can tell family is involved in every aspect of this restaurant. Truly a labor of love. The maitre'd was very attentive to all his guests. The flavor experience of the foods was totally unexpected! I remember dancing at Scotty's on Seventh. Fantastic art deco. Give it a try and you will be back.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your review and your attention to detail! We appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server and the staff were great!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

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PF
Minneapolis
102 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my second lunch at Fhima's, and what I have to say is this is a gem in the making. Whether it is the Moroccan Fried Chicken sandwich or the Fhima Burger, pared with the delectable French Fries, or the amazing dipping sauces - homemade ketchup, harissa aioli, and another aioli, they are all amazingly good. You will not go hungry, and even the cold carrot salad is easy on the eyes and tasty. So my biggest concern, not enough people in the place at lunch. Seriously, check this place out, eat, enjoy, and tell others. I don't want this place to die on the vine! Service was good too. Never an empty water glass, plenty of drink options if you want them, and the coolest Art Deco place in the state. So please, please, please go and eat here for lunch or dinner!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your review and for your support. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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